Teen dating in the 2016s
Fraley and Marks suggest that stimuli we encounter frequently (such as images of ourselves or our parents) are easier to process and may become more attractive due to mere exposure.
Fascinating research shows that we may not consciously realize who attracts us.
And although they do not believe that women are inherently bisexual, they believe that women’s sexual attraction can shift more easily than men’s.
This fluidity may have served an evolutionary purpose: Women whose male mates did not invest in their offspring may have benefited from forming partnerships with other women (Kanazawa, 2016; Kuhle and Radtke, 2013).
Women’s attitudes toward their own partners can also change across their cycles: Women who perceive their partners as more sexually attractive rate them more positively when the women are fertile, while women who perceive their partners as less sexually attractive rate them more negatively when fertile (Larson et al., 2013).
Further, when women are in the fertile portion of their menstrual cycles (and their estrogen levels are high), they are more interested in sex with men other than their primary partners.
While straight and gay men seem to accurately detect their sexual attraction toward women and men, it appears that straight women and lesbians may not. (2004) presented straight men and women, as well as gay men and lesbians, with three different sexual films.